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JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge
December 2016

Headaches and Foggy Vision in a 21-Year-Old Woman

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois Hospital and Health System, Chicago
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(12):1437-1438. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2702

A 21-year-old woman presented with foggy vision of her right eye that began 5 months prior. She had daily frontal headaches without any associated visual aura, numbness, or weakness. She had a history of “multiple lasers” of her right eye and blindness of her left eye from an unrepaired retinal detachment. Her medical history included a pheochromocytoma, bilateral adrenal gland resection, and a pancreatic cyst. Her father had a history of retinal detachment in his right eye; her 2 siblings did not have any medical or ocular issues.

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